Topic archives: greece economic crisis

Would France accept Greece’s new micromanagement? Mais non!

Would France accept Greece’s new micromanagement? Mais non!

July 14, 2015 1

The eurozone countries are offering Greece a bailout deal -- if Greece changes the way it bakes its bread.

Greece should just use bitcoin. Actually, bitcoin can run the country

Greece should just use bitcoin. Actually, bitcoin can run the country

July 3, 2015 10

Greeks face a choice: stay in the euro or return to the drachma. But RMIT economics professor Jason Potts says there is a third option: bitcoin.

Business bites: Greece not the word … airline lines blurred … one of the herd …

Business bites: Greece not the word … airline lines blurred … one of the herd …

July 2, 2015

In which financial markets stop caring about Greece and start making money again.

Business bites: Greece turns its back … RBA’s new tack … egg prices crack …

Business bites: Greece turns its back … RBA’s new tack … egg prices crack …

June 15, 2015 1

Is Greece going to repay the IMF? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: markets gone mad … will Greece break bad? … UK shoppers glad …

Business bites: markets gone mad … will Greece break bad? … UK shoppers glad …

April 9, 2015

Will Greece go bankrupt? And other business tidbits of the day.

Rundle: Greece gives Germany the finger and hunkers down for the blitz

Rundle: Greece gives Germany the finger and hunkers down for the blitz

February 20, 2015 4

Greece has decided to stick it to the EU and extend its current loan arrangement. Germany says "nein". Who will blink first?

Athens not quite the centre of the world, but it did suck us in

Athens not quite the centre of the world, but it did suck us in

June 20, 2012 1

The Greece election was marked by an overemphasis on short-term fixes such as bailouts where what was required was a proper discussion about tax evasion, corruption, graft and the size of the public sector.

What the Greek election means for the rest of the world

June 18, 2012

After a tight vote on the weekend, pro-bailout party New Democracy won support for austerity measures in Greece. But what, asks Patrick Stafford, does this mean for global economy?

‘Criminality, drugs, poverty’: new govt won’t solve Greek crisis

June 18, 2012 10

As the conservative pro-bailout New Democracy party forms a coalition following its pyrrhic victory in Greece, the feeling on the street seemed to be that the country probably won't explode either. Yet.

Prophets and losses: it’s always someone else’s fault

May 29, 2012 8

It’s almost impossible to open the financial pages of a newspaper and not read about someone blaming someone else for their own mistakes.

Maley: negotiating in eurozone hell

Maley: negotiating in eurozone hell

May 22, 2012 3

Although global markets staged a rally overnight on fresh hopes of Chinese stimulus, many observers are wary of the growing fractures that are emerging in Europe.

Greece can only get worse as banks are dead in the water

May 17, 2012

So will Greeks go to the polls in a month and vote against austerity and support left-wing parties that want to tear up the bailout, but remain in the euro?

Rundle: Greece is now the cutting edge of the world

May 16, 2012 28

Greece is a harbinger of what will happen not merely in Europe, but across the world over the next decade as the vast global superbubble of neoliberalism slowly deflates.

Kohler: Goldilocks and the three shocks

Kohler: Goldilocks and the three shocks

May 16, 2012 10

In the past one to two years, women aged 55-plus have suddenly gone online, en masse ... and they control the nation’s purse strings.

Ungoverned Greece putting eurozone in danger

May 14, 2012 8

Greece's posse of party leaders could not be corralled by the president of the republic so a week after a national election there is no administration in sight, writes Dr Nick Skrekas, an economist and lawyer on the ground in Athens since the start of the Greek crisis.

Rundle’s bites: frustrating Leveson … Romney’s secrets … Greece is the …

May 11, 2012 1

Prelude to the Leveson big show ... Mitt Romney's high school antics ... Greece, we write it, the world follows ...

Rundle: Greece, four words, four lies and an ongoing shit fight

May 10, 2012 8

The second act of the Greek/European tragedy/farce started this morning.

Rundle: an afternoon’s a long time in Greek politics

May 8, 2012 2

Greee's New Democracy Party gave it three quarters of a day, and then told the President that they had no chance -- nobody, but nobody would join them in power.

Maley: how much recession can Greece take?

Maley: how much recession can Greece take?

February 6, 2012 1

Investors again are being haunted with the prospect of a disorderly Greek debt default, as Greek political leaders dig in their heels and resist tough new austerity measures that are being demanded.

The race against a Greek debt clock

The race against a Greek debt clock

January 10, 2012

Investors are growing increasingly worried about a looming Greek debt default, as the country’s deepening recession means lenders are being asked to agree to even steeper write-offs.